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Check Out the Arts

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Events (view all)

Drop-in Sports Lab
Tomorrow at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Adult GED Classes
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Paws To Read
Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

LEGO Club
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Summer Lunch Program
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

T-Shirt Decorating
Tomorrow at East (1:30 PM)
Decorate your own t-shirt for the Summer Challenge. Bring a pre-washed white or …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Tomorrow at Brookville (2:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Dance, Dance, Dance the Day Away with Ms. Beth
Tomorrow at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

Fun Club!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Come join your friends for math, exercise, games, Maker Kits, and more.  So…

Computer Applied
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Healthy Heart: Check your heart rate before and after exercise, and learn what k…

Monday Funday: Chalk Drawing Techniques
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Artist Matthew Burgy will be here to demonstrate different drawing techniques. &…

Lego Block Party
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Buttons
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come make buttons! Use a picture you choose, or something you draw, and we will …

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Tomorrow at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Visiting Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all…

Dig Deep: Genealogy Research using Government Records
Tomorrow at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring your favorite ancestor and we will explore a treasure trove of free online…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

R.E.A.D. - Read, Eat, And Discuss Book Club
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss Mindy McGinnis' "A Madness So Discreet."&…

Fall in Love with Cuba!
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

Story Slamm
Tomorrow at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

Tadpole Tales
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

           

Displaying and Distributing Materials

  1. POLICY
    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.
     
  2. REGULATIONS
    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
       
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
       
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
       
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.
  3. PROCEDURES
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department.
       
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager.
       
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
       
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
       
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
       
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
       
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
       
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.
       

Policy Approved, July 1, 2015

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